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Planes, Trains and Quarantines:
Travelling to Canada in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Alan Whiteside

In this article, I set out the processes, as they were enforced in May 2021, for the journey from the UK to Canada. It is a reflection on the past year, the lessons learnt, and the bizarre experience of travelling in a time of plague.

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Coal mining

SPECIAL COMMENTARY
Zero Fossil Fuels Dependence Requires a National Commission

Jatin Nathwani and Ann Fitz-Gerald
Canada’s dependence on fossil fuels is both a blessing and a curse: the oil and gas sector currently delivers massive economic benefits, but with an environmental sting that precludes its expansion as global targets for greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) tighten.
Women in UN

Gender and Protection in UN Peacekeeping: Towards Inclusive Protection Practice

Timothy Donais and Sarah Murray
Even as the protection of civilians (PoC) and the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agendas have become part of the UN, the organization still struggles to shed a reputation for being unable to protect women in conflict zones; not only from armed factions but from its own personnel.

Climate lessons from the
global response to COVID-19

Hind Al-Abadleh
Scientific evidence is now mounting on the short-term improvements this ‘natural experiment’ of pandemic lockdowns has had on levels of carbon dioxide and pollutants typically used as air quality indicators.